It represents per Moor, or African (perhaps originally meant puro be Neptune), standing con verso conch shell, wrestling with per dolphin, surrounded by four Tritons
I would recommend going per the mornings, as it is much quieter, and the sellers are not about durante the mornings! Don’t miss an Italian ice cream sitting at the posh “3 Scalini” (3 steps) restaurant or, better, buy Trifola durante 9.5 euros (see Tip below). We shall pass through Largo Navona per many of our trips mediante Rome .
It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built mediante 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium. The ancient Romans came there sicuro watch the agones (“games”), and hence it was known as “Circus Agonalis” (“competition parte”). It is believed that over time the name changed puro per avone esatto navone and eventually to Navona.
Polla dei quattro fiumi (four rivers) or Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought here in pieces from the Circus of Maxentius. The questione of the fountain is verso basin from the centre of which rocks rise preciso support four river gods and above them, an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Rio de la Plata representing the Americas.
Polla del Bruno (Moor Fountain): The Southern most fountain. The fountain was originally designed by Giacomo della Varco per 1575 with the dolphin and four Tritons. Mediante 1653, the statue of the Moor, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, was added. Durante 1874, during a restoration of the fountain, the original statues were moved sicuro the Scavo Tradizionalista and replaced with copies. In aged after a vandal attacked it with verso hammer. The vandal also damaged the Trevi Fountain that night:
The middle fountain and the biggest per the square
Fonte del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune): The Northern most fountain. The basin part of the Fontana del Nettuno, (without the sculptures) was designed in 1574 by Giacomo Della Entrata, who also designed the Moor Fountain at the opposite side of the square. For the next 300 years, the fountain survived without statues. The fountain as it exists today was finally completed in 1878 by Antonio della Bitta, who added the imposing sculpture of “Neptune fighting with an octopus” and Gregorio Zappala, who created the other sculptures, based on the mythological theme of the “Nereids with cupids and walruses”. Statuary was added following a competition per 1873, in order puro balance the statuary of the Moor Fountain on the south side of the piazzale and of the Vena dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) at its centre.
Sant Agnese in Stadio Church (also called Sant’Agnese) is opposite the Polla dei quattro fiumi (four rivers) mediante Agora Navona. it is dedicated to St. Agnes born around Come messaggio di qualcuno loveroulette 290. The young girl who according preciso tradition suffered as a martyr, was beheaded at age 12 by order of Emperor Diocletian. It is per 17th-century Baroque church. It stands on the site where the early Christian Saint Agnes was martyred mediante the ancient Stadium of Domitian. Construction began sopra 1652 under the architects Girolamo Rainaldi and his affranchit Carlo Rainaldi. After numerous quarrels, the other main architect involved was Francesco Borromini who was per former student of Bernini and, later, per rival. The interior is breath taking and really worth seeing. Inside, there is verso shrine with Saint Agnes’ skull. Expose the side altars which are dedicated sicuro martyrs and spettacolo how each one died.